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Biden nominates new ambassador to Russia

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presents Lynne Tracy (R) with the Secretary's Award for Heroism in 2009, after Tracy spent three years in Peshawar, Pakistan where she survived a violent attack by gunmen while she was riding in her official car./AFP
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Sep 21, 2022 - 11:56 AM

WASHINGTON — US President Joe Biden nominated veteran diplomat Lynne Tracy Tuesday to serve as ambassador to Russia, after the retirement of current envoy John Sullivan.

Formerly the number two diplomat in the US mission in Russia, Tracy is currently the US ambassador to Armenia, and her appointment to the Moscow post is contingent on approval by the US Senate.

She majored in Russian studies at the University of Georgia and earned a law degree at the University of Akron, Ohio in 1994.

After joining the State Department she has served in missions in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, including Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan.

She also served as the top US diplomat in Peshawar, Pakistan from 2006 to 2009 where she survived an attack by gunmen on her official car.

From 2014 to 2017 Tracy was deputy chief of mission in Moscow.

Sullivan, 62, left Russia in early September after less than three years presiding over a mission stripped down staff-wise by tit-for-tat expulsions and then under more pressure following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February.

Sullivan has already departed Moscow; he left suddenly at the beginning of September to tend to his wife, who was suffering from cancer, according to Politico.

His wife, attorney Grace Rodriguez, died on September 5, Politico reported.

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